Mosoj Yan, which means ‘new road’ in Quechua, was founded in 1991 with the goal of assisting young women and girls working on the streets. Currently, Mosoj Yan works on two projects. One is dedicated to “prevention.” The Club de Amistad (Friendship Club) is an afterschool center to provide children with a safe educational environment where they can attend enriching lessons while their parents are working. The second project, The Restoration Center, is a shelter for girls who have been victims of violence or abuse. Interested people in doing volunteering work with young women on streets of Bolivia would work in these two directions.
Mosoj Yan is a Christian organization that hopes to make positive impact in the lives of Cochabamba Youth. They aspire to empower women who have been victims of abuse and/or violence to take control of their lives and be active members of society, in addition to striving to prevent youth from turning to life in the streets.
|Minimum commitment||3 months|
|Related knowledge/skills||Experience in education & working with at-risk populations|
|Motivated and Supportive|
|Other details:||Education or experience in a relevant field (psychology, social work, education, etc.) is valued but not essential|